On Thursday (June 15), Hov released a string of tweets giving a huge nod to his favorite artists—new and old alike. The tweets followed his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
As a 47-year-old rapper-turned-mogul, we could all assume he has an understanding knowledge of Twitter; however, Hov admitted his thoughts were cluttered as he couldn’t figure out the reply button. He reeled us back in promising he wasn’t drunk.
Check the tweets below!
Thank you to all the people that have inspired me . Rakim KANE KRS chuck cube Jaz Em Andre Nas big PAC cole kendrick chance jayE ..wait,
How many actors in Hollywood have successfully done what Childish Gambino (real name Donald Glover) has done in their careers?
Don’t get me wrong…Hollywood is full of actors that dedicate themselves to several crafts outside of acting; however, none of them have had a strong cultural impact like Glover and his stage persona, Childish Gambino.
This past weekend, Gambino performed at The Governor’s Ball Music Festival, in which he made the announcement that Governor’s Ball is the only show he’s doing this year. Although that was a mildly exciting statement from ‘Bino, he saved the big announcement for the end of his show.
Naturally at one of the summer’s biggest music fests, Gambino played “Redbone” for the audience. However, it was the way he lead himself into the song that was dope in my opinion. He used the “What ‘Redbone’ would sound like…” meme to incorporate the song into his setlist.
After finishing his setlist, he used the final moments of his time to tell the audience, “I’ll see you for the last Gambino album” which lead several audience members to scream “What!?” in disbelief.
For all things considered, it’s no huge surprise Donald is stepping away from making music. From being cast in major Hollywood productions such as the Lion King live-action remake and as a young Lando Calrissian in a Hans Solo Star Wars, and being all hands on-deck with FX’s Atlanta ANDbeing a father sometime last year—music should take a backseat for him.
To be honest, I’d be content with just one final Gambino album–only if it’s done right!
Forever 21, Urban Outfitters Face Copyright Infringement Using Unauthorized Tupac Photos
It’s no doubt that thelegacy of Tupac will live on forever. From his music, to the brash truth he utilized in his interviews, to his cultural influences in and outside of hip-hop, Tupac lives on through us.
Furthermore, Tupac‘s legacy thrives thru merchandise featuring his likeness.
Recently, two major retail companies have landed themselves in hot water for doing that. This past Wednesday (May 31), Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters were handed a copyright infringement lawsuit by photographer Danny Clinch. Clinch claims that both retailers and various third parties such as Amaru Merchandising (Tupac Shakur’s official merchandise licensing company) used his photos of the late rapper to create products without his consent.
Clinch’s photo of Tupac landed on a 1996 cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Clinch is asking to be accurately compensated for use of his photos on the products; meanwhile asking that any remaining inventory to be destroyed.
This wasn’t the first time Forever 21 faced copyright infringement (i.e. ripping of Kanye’s “Saint Pablo” merch and Rihanna’s Fenty Puma line).
Should Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters run up a check to Clinch, or nah?
t’s no secret that Jamie Foxx is an extremely versatile and talented guy. Although Jamie began a career in comedy, he was fortunate enough to branch out and dominate the acting world while dabbling with music over the years also.
Recently on Thursday (May 25), Jamie appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new game show, Beat Shazam–in which he will be the host for the show. Jamie and Fallon battled it out on a regular Fallon segment called “Musical Genre Challenge.”
“Musical Genre Challenge” puts Fallon against his guests in a battle to sing popular songs in various genres. For example, Fallon belted out a ’60s rock version of the “Bad and Boujee” hit by Migos. Despite Jimmy’s impressive attempt to flip “Bad and Boujee”, it was Jamie who stole the show away. In the end, Fallon accepted defeat calling Foxx “the most talented man on earth” by the end of the segment.
Watch Jamie absolutely kill it in the Musical Genre Challenge Below. He committed to a Broadway musical version of Baha Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out?” and an opera rendition of Rihanna‘s “B-tch Better Have My Money.”
Baz Luhrmann, famous for 1996’s Romeo + Juliet, 2001’s Moulin Rouge, and 2013’s The Great Gatsby explained in a lengthy Facebook post why the series won’t be returning for a new season. Luhrmann confirmed the news when he expressed the show being “unlikely” to go back into production.
Although he poured a lot of love and energy into this project, he also reveals he had to be true to himself. “The simple truth is, I make movies. And the thing with movies is, that when you direct them, there can be nothing else in your life.”
Ice Cube Confirms “Last Friday” On The Late Late Show!
I don’t know about y’all….but I’ve been waiting for a new Friday movie every since the news leaked about a fourth movie in the works came out years ago!
Since then, time has passed and we’ve seen people such as Ice Cube‘s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton) and comedian/Wild’n Out star DC Young Fly tease us with the possibility of playing the iconic roles of Craig and Smoky.
While the Internet has clearly chosen them for those roles, actual word on the real movie and its casting has been kept quiet..until recently!
Ice Cube sat down with singer Jason Derulo on Tuesday’s (May 16th) episode of The Late Late Show with host James Corden. Cube spoke about his Big 3 basketball league (ex-pro players in pick-up games with old school rules, including hand checking and trash talking), meanwhile Derulo confessed his admiration for the original Friday movie.
Derulo was thrilled to be up close-and-personal with the N.W.A. legend as he said this about the classic stoner comedy, “Friday was one of my favorite movies of all time. I would watch it every single Friday, it was that serious.”
After talk of the OG Friday, Cube revealed that he’s working on the fourth movie now, making it the last one in the series. According to Billboard, Cube had this to say about the next Friday installment, “We were working on one right now. We’re gonna call it Last Friday.”
While Corden tried finessing his way into a role in Cube’s new project, and failed, the pair did get a bit physical as Corden and Cube playfully trash talked; Cube also displayed the art of hand-checking.
Oh yeah, Jason Derulo bust out some pretty fly-ass Michael Jackson moves too. Check it out below.
Fortunately, the show’s title will have a name better the usual “(insert host name here) show.” It will be titled “50 Central” in which Fif promises to deliver edgier content most audiences are unfamiliar with. Furthermore, Fif says “50 Central” will serves as a platform for all the hidden talent out there.